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    OMG. I'm taking a break and eating the first bowl of still piping hot applesauce with a little brown sugar and cinnamon. The apples were still on the tree an hour ago. So good!
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    The applesauce sounds wonderful - our tree is full of apples and soon I will be trying to make some applesauce. Tonight we had a delicious dish made from many of our garden vegetables. I made stuffed zucchini with ground turkey and turkey sausage, peppers, & onions with a marinara sauce. It is a new family favorite as we try to use mostly the vegetables that we are growing. We have a bounty of peppers and tomatoes.

    Our next food adventure is going to be with Asian pears that Mr. C brought home. We found a recipe that uses them with beets (we grew some so that works for us), greens and blue cheese. Seems weird, but could be good so we are going to try it tomorrow.

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    I adore Asian pears. You can keep the beets!
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    Good news for me..I got my blood tests back and I'm not offically diabetic YET. my Ac1 is 5.9 (diabetic is 6.0) so Dr. says with right foods and exercise I might be able to forego meds for a couple years yet. YES! I'm still seeing the diabetic educator. And of COURSE I've decided that this is a major wakeup call for me to make some changes.
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    Livin, that is good news on all fronts. Wishing you much success. If you can quit smoking, you can do this.

    I LOVE beets, but find very few people that like them as well. I especially love them on tossed salads.
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    Livin' -- awesome! Just from a practical standpoint, being able to NOT have an official diabetes diagnosis (for five years minimum -- so it's best to not have it at all) counts A LOT in either being able to get life and/or health insurance, and/or better premiums, if you live in the U.S. Also, eating healthy (Mediterranean, diabetes guidelines, avoiding processed foods which includes artificial sweeteners, high-fructose corn syrup and hydrogenated oils, artificially carbonated beverages) along with consistent exercise will go a long way in preventing diabetes at all. Great news, and best wishes in your healthier lifestyle!
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    Re: General Food Talk

    I love beets. They are one of my favourite veggies. I love them roasted in the oven with a little olive oil, pepper and salt.

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    I steam the beets and then slice and marinate them with some Trader Joe's Orange Muscat Champagne Vinegar - a little extravagant, but very tasty. I put them on green salads, too. Delicious!

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    other beet lovers!!!!
    The roasted ones sound great as does that orange muscat champagne vinegar. I wish there was a Trader Joe's here. There is talk that we might get one. Don't know.

    My daughter and I are both studying Hinduism in our religion classes, so we went to one of the local Indian Restaurants tonight to get inspiration. I would love to learn to cook some of the dishes. Not just curries, but she had this vegan dish with chick peas and green peas. And I like Alloo too. Anyone reccomend any websites, cookbooks, tips on cooking Indian? It seems complicated, am I wrong?
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    MRD, not quite the same as restaurant Indian, but I've seen various Indian simmering sauces (tikka masala, korma, vindaloo I think, etc) at various grocery stores near me. I know you've got a lot on your plate this fall with school, so an easy option might be to toss chicken in the crockpot with one of those sauces... the brand names on the sauces escapes me (unfortunately I tend to shy away from this one because it's cheaper to order the takeout special from the local restaurants, especially when you factor in the accoutrements), but they look pretty good and I think my mom has used one and liked it.

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